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Saturday offseason one-liners

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Meandering our way through the offseason minutia, a lone one-liner at a time…

– Schedules, BcS and expansion will headline the docket at the SEC’s spring meetings this week.

– The Chicago Tribune sorts through Notre Dame’s options, ultimately concluding that football independence is still in the Irish’s future.

– The Dallas Morning News (rightly) credits interim commissioner Chuck Neinas for reviving the Big 12.

Birmingham News: Experts point out how quarterback commitments fill needs at Alabama and Auburn.

Detroit News: Michigan State vs. Michigan deserves better spot on Big Ten football schedule.

Hartford Courant: Big East seeking big TV deal amid realignment.

– RGIII played a significant role in altering Baylor’s image and drastically changing recruiting, the Dallas Morning News writes.

– First-year San Diego State head coach Rocky Long has tweaked his Aztecs coaching staff, naming linebackers coach Kevin McGarry as his full-time special teams coach.  Long and a grad assistant will now handle LB coaching duties.

– The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer tackles the problem of student attendance at Georgia football games.

– USC running back D.J. Morgan failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 110-meter high hurdles.

– 2012 Washington signee Kalei Auelua will take a grayshirt this year, delaying his enrollment at UW until January.

– At Big Cat Weekend, Georgia high school tight end Arshad Jackson became the 10th commitment in Auburn’s 2013 recruiting class.

– Oregon lands a verbal commitment from four-star running back Dontre Wilson.

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4 Responses to “Saturday offseason one-liners”
  1. thefiesty1 says: May 26, 2012 11:18 PM

    Neinas saved the Big12 in spite of DeLoss Dodds. The new commish better be ready to throw his weight around or we’ll be back to a Bebee puppet.

  2. drummerhoff says: May 27, 2012 9:04 AM

    Expect the SEC to make an announcement this week about expansion…
    That is, they will say ‘no’ to further expansion, which in turn will green light a few ACC schools to capitalize on their ‘only’ option.

  3. mountaineer50415 says: May 27, 2012 9:39 AM

    Neinas says he wants the conference to stay at 10. Thus, it is not just Texas. He did say BIG is not always better. Now Texas could listen to that.
    As a mountaineer, I would like to wait to expand. After all we are the new kid on the block and we need to get use to the teams that are there now.
    I do want to play teams like Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State and TCU every year. It really seems funny to not be able to play people in the conference. I did not realize that Florida and Alabama do not get to play each other. That seems sad to me.
    However, I am up for change at a later date. If and when that happens, I would like to see VaTech, Clemson, Louisville, and Cincinnati get in. In that order. Florida State is way too far away. If WV is going to have closer teams let them be closer. I would much rather have Pittsburg instead of Florida State. Truthfully though I do not wish to be in the ACC. I like the Big 12. Not that crazy about ND, but even like them better than Florida State.

  4. norcalirish says: May 28, 2012 4:38 AM

    Great trib article about ND

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